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buying a horse with confidence
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Emma is frequently asked if she knows of available horses or eager buyers.

The difficulty for her is whether she knows a horse well enough to recommend it as a safe and reliable ride, and if a horse will be suitable for potential owners.

Hence the birth of Horsetrade, and the Emma Lacey Rosette.

EL Rosette

Every horse advertisement on this website that bears a rosette comes with Emma's recommendation; the horse has been visited and assessed by Emma. Any buyer can now look at that horse with confidence, knowing that it has already been approved by someone with years of experience and expertise. A rosette advertisement also rates the horse's abilities at each discipline, their behaviour to-do, and general temperament.

Horses & Ponies for Sale

(Click on a photograph for further details and ratings.)

No horses are currently available for sale.

Horseshoe Rating

Within each rosette advertisement, the horse is rated by Emma according to it's abilities in each discipline and general behaviour and temperament.

The ratings are somewhat conservative and represent the horse as it stands, rather than the potential it may have to be much more (which may indeed be worthy of five shoes). A horse will have to be exceptional to achieve five shoes, three and above is a good rating. Equally, a one shoe rating should not be regarded as black mark against the horse, it may represent a lack of experience rather than ability, and to be assessed fit for an EL Rosette (and be put on this website) is a recommendation in itself.

Advertising on Horsetrade

Each rosette advertisement costs a one-off fee of £65 (excluding travel expenses). The cost covers the initial assessment visit and the copywriting of the detailed write-up based on Emma's report (£45) — plus the production of the advertisement for the web page (£20).

You are welcome to place an advertisement without a rosette for £20 a month.

To advertise on horsetrade, please email, submitting a brief description of the horse and attaching any photographs you think may be appropriate for the advertisement.

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